The MG TF was the end of an era - the true the last of the
full-fendered British sports cars. It's the classic design that
made us fall in love with the roadsters from Europe, and this
exceptionally restored example celebrates our driving passion.
The uniqueness of the short run of TFs includes the headlights fared into the front fenders and rake of the grille that added a bit of streamlined charm to the vintage personality. And the Guards Red paint is the exact right color to highlight these details. It draws instant attention to those headlights, as well as the best classic roadster details like the sweeping front fenders, long hood, and cut-down doors. Plus, the bright paint looks great against all the crisp black body seals. And while this is purely a British sports machine, the TF seemed to have a bit on an American influence when it came to brightwork. The unique grille makes a shining first impression, and that continues on the bumpers, hood trim, hub covers, windshield frame, and even the accessory headlight covers. The well-coordinated appearance is finished off with a tan folding top and full side curtain package - because after all, few European color combos look better than red and tan.
And because we like how the red and tan looks with the roof up, it's even nicer when you have the top stowed and share the tan interior with the world. These MGs are a great lesson in purist motoring, and so it's essential to get the details right. The grippy banjo-style steering wheel has the correct MG center cap; the pull knob still brings the motor to life; and the full set of Jaeger gauges are clean, clear, and illuminate at night. Your senses will go into overload as the wind whips through the interior and you help create the wonderful soundtrack from the motor. And no matter if you're parking at the car show or enjoying this TF on a fall day, the accessory tonneau hood is a valuable feature for true British motoring enthusiasts.
The 1250cc inline-four looks fantastic under the hood. This is another place where the careful restoration really pays off. The engine bay looks correct, right down to the details, like the seals and engine compartment toolkit (complete with King Dick spanners.) More than just the pride of presentation, the classic overhead valve unit with twin SU carburetors really helps the roadster shine. The motor was built for you to go out and row through the gears of the four-speed transmission and get the most out of this powerplant. Just like the legs on a little dog, the MG's engine has a peppy attitude that's happiest when it's kicking just about as fast as it can. The light body weight and independent front suspension all contribute to this sporting attitude. But to get the most fun out of this roadster, it requires you. That's what makes these MGs so popular... you are connected with the machine. This car needs you to get to the destination, and so when you arrive, it feels like an accomplishment.
The sale comes with the owner's manual, maintenance records, service manuals, and title documentation. There's even the restoration photobook, so you can follow this car's long and careful journey to this stellar presentation you see today. This is a beautifully finished TF that's turn-key ready for fun this weekend. Call today!!!